Category Archives: International News

Zimbabwe’s Military Seizes Power, Holds President Mugabe

Zimbabwe military commander, General Constantino Chiwenga, said on state television that he was not launching a military coup, while Mugabe and his family were safe, they were targeting criminals around the Mugabe family and the situation will return to normal soon. But, that changed fast with the latest from Zimbabwe is that the army is in control of the country, and holding president Mugabe “for his own safety”, while it was removing “criminals” around him such as the country’s finance minster.

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Beijing Orders All North Korean Businesses To Close

In the latest sign that China is moving to dramatically limit its exposure to its restive neighbor and long-time economic dependent, Chinese authorities on Thursday ordered all North Korean firms to stop doing business in the world’s second-largest economy, fulfilling Beijing’s obligations according to the latest round of UN Security Council sanctions, which were passed two weeks ago.

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North Korea Responds To Trump Threat, Says It Is “Seriously Considering” Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike On Guam

North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency reported moments ago that not only did N.Korea escalate the tensions up another notch, but explicitly warned that it could carry out a “pre-emptive operation once the US shows signs of provocation”, and that it is “seriously considering a strategy to strike Guam with mid-to-long range missiles.”

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Venezuela Currency Continues to Disintegrate; Takes Over 20,000 Bolivars To Equal $1

According to the International Monetary Fund, inflation in Venezuela is expected to soar above 700 percent this year. Venezuelans who are able to are hoarding dollars and other currency alternatives. “Every time the black dollar (the black market dollar) goes up, you’re poorer,” resignedly said Juan Zabala, an executive in a reinsurance business in Caracas. His salary is 800,000 bolivars per month. On Thursday, that was worth $47 at the parallel rate. A year ago, it was $200.

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“It’s Time To Retaliate”: Putin Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats [VIDEO]

When Russia warned on Friday that it would retaliate proportionately after it announced it would seize two diplomatic compounds used by the US in Russia and added that it would reduce the number of US diplomatic service staff in the country to equal the number of Russian diplomats in the US by September 1, calculated by the local press at 455, it wasn’t joking.

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Kim Jong Un: “The Entire US Territory Is Now Within Our ICBM Range” [VIDEO]

Confirming a Friday report by David Wright, physicist and co-director of the UCS Global Security Program, that the newest North Korean ICBM – which on Friday night flew for 45 minutes, reaching an altitude of up to 3,725 kilometers and traveled just under 1,000 kilometers before landing in Japan waters – can strike half the major metro areas on the continental US…

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US-Russian Ceasefire Deal Goes Into Effect In Southwest Syria

A U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire in southwest Syria was holding several hours after it took effect according to Reuters, the latest international attempt to restore peace in the six-year Syrian war. The truce, which took effect on Sunday at noon extends to Syrian government forces and rebel groups in the provinces of Deraa, Quneitra, and Sweida.

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Two B-1B Bombers Hold Live-Fire Drills Over Korean Peninsula, Show Off US “Attack Capabilities”

The US message was clear enough: “North Korea’s actions are a threat to our allies, partners and homeland,” Gen. Terrence O’ Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, said in a statement. “Let me be clear, if called upon we are trained, equipped and ready to unleash the full lethal capability of our allied air forces.”

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“Hamburg Is A Warzone” – Militant G-20 Anarchists Riot, Clash With Police, Burn Cars, Smash Stores [VIDEO]

Violent protests continued in Hamburg for the second day as the G20 summit kicked off in the city. According to local press, at least 159 police officers have been wounded in clashes. For the second day, police had to resort to water cannon to disperse protesters while dozens of were set on fire in the suburb of Altona, where stores were vandalized and banks were burned.

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